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Al Jazeera America
Jan 16, 2014 1:00pm EST
of the united nations are expecting them to do so, and we expect a decision on that matter possibly on friday when they meet. >> yes, stay there for just a second, because we'll hear from a representative of the snc. >> they need to make it very clear to the rest of the world where they stand. we need to start from the same points, and that's the reason that iran was not invited. now we ask the assad regime to say we accept this and that, and then we can look at the allies and say, okay, but the assad is rejecting those principles before geneva. we need them to force them to accept all of the elements or it will be a waste of time. >> that is the coalitions response. what has been the thoughts where you are at the united nations, which of course is trying to put all of this together? >> well, al jazeera has heard from diplomats off of the record that they will concerned about the tenor of this record. on the record the french ambassador was just speaking and asked about this, and he reiterated the point that the permanent five members have been in agreement that geneva 1 would be the basis fo
Al Jazeera America
Jan 20, 2014 12:00pm EST
. >> the upcoming syrian peace talks now uncertain after the united nations invites iran to participate over objections. some relief from sanctions on iran as u.s. honors it's nuclear agreement. >>> and reports of last month's suicide-bombers, and they promise more attacks. >> if it is necessary, we are willing and must be willing to go to the jail by the powers of alabama. [ cheering ] >> the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king jr. and the ripple effects still being felt today. >> there are concerns today that this week's scheduled syrian peace talks may be over before they begin. the united nations has now invited iran to that conference in geneva. syrian opposition group say that is a non-starter and they're threatening to pull out of the talks unless the u.n. unininvites iran by the day's end. john, ban ki-moon's visitation n to iran. >> it has broken out in a spat at the united nations here on the east side of manhattan and state department and it's all over an invitation from the secretary general ban ki-moon, who has invited the iranians to the geneva peace talks slated to begin
Jan 16, 2014 10:00am PST
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Jan 19, 2014 2:00pm PST
'll be talking again. thank you both. >> disturbing details when a united nations committee over the sex abuse scandals that rocked the church. you will hear more right after this. then spend your time chasing your point "b"... ...the war of 1812. [ bell rings ] you get to point "b", and sometimes things change. but your journey is not done. capella university is the most direct path to what's next, because our competency-based curriculum gives you what you need to move forward to your point "c". capella university. start your journey at >>> dennis rodman is going to be out of the public eye for a while. his agent said today that he has checked into an alcohol rehab facility for the next 20 or 30 days. they said his drinking has escalated to a level that nobody close to him has seap before. he is embarrassed and remorseful about his recent behavior in kno north korea. >>> united nations committee has rocked the nation. >> it was a highly unusual hearing there is quote no excuse for child sex abuse. the un panel on the rights of geneva talking about what kind of sanctions are impos
Jan 20, 2014 2:30pm PST
, the united nations has withdrawn an invitation to iran to attend the syria peace talks. it comes less than 24 hours after the offer was extended. it follows a statement by tehran that it was unwilling to accept a deal involving a political transition in syria. >> 100 thousand dead. half the population needing humanitarian aid. the regime and opposition accepted the un's plea for talks. then it all nearly unraveled. the u.n. invited iran, and the opposition threatened to boycott. showirst, iran needs to good faith. i believe in the political process. i believe in peace. >> the u.n. withdrew its invitation. ban ki-moon's spokesman accused the iranians of acting in bad faith. likes the secretary-general is deeply disappointed by iranian public statements today. they are not at all consistent with the stated commitment. >> the u.s. and britain say iran has to declare support for a transfer of power in syria. we have no problem in principle of iran attending, it has to be the same basis as all of the rest of us, to implement -genev president assada i. >> made clear he won't step down. that is the
Al Jazeera America
Jan 21, 2014 3:00am EST
the united nations says it's not welcome. >> the secretary-general is disappointed by iranian public statements that are not at all consistent with the stated commitment. he urges iran to join the global consensus behind the geneva communique. >> 24 hours earlier secretly bank ki bank ki mooninvited russian to attend. >> when it comes to iran, it must be clear to everybody that any participation in geneva ii is conditional to the explicit acceptance of the mant date laid down -- mandate laid down. >> if they are to attend it is vital that the iranian government confirm publicly and clearly that they share this understanding. iran refused. russia said it would be a mistake not to include them. >> australia... . >> translation: among the countries invited are australia, mexico, brazil, indonesia and others. if there's no iran in this list. i think the peace talks about resemble hip oblige rahsy. u.n. officials hope iran -- bank ki mon was forced to acknowledge there would be no agreement if the opposition failed to show up to the talks. >> let's show you some live pictures from geneva
Al Jazeera America
Jan 22, 2014 3:00am EST
president. you have the floor. >> so that was, of course, ban ki-moon, the united nations chief opening the geneva ii peace commence on syria, saying that the challenges are formidable. that the preps, the notable presence of the syrian government raises hope. diplomatic editor james bays has been listening to the conference. again, ban ki-moon reiterating that this is not just about syria or the region, that the world has, in fact, been divided by the conflict. >> yes, that is true. because if you look at the record on syria around that most important world decision-making body, the u.n. security council, you see that nearly all the time in the period of the conflict, which has almost come to the three year mark, there has been division. there's only one rare moment. the only positive bit you can see ward to the syria file. it is making progress, although slow progress as they have removed a small part of the chemical weapons in syria, and that operation is under way. this is a conference, the idea of this conference is, as he said, to save syria. we are listening to the words of the p
Jan 20, 2014 5:30am PST
. the united nations and the patient is actually what is the one thing at this point. but with a very risky move by the un the ferry national coalition has made it bears down on the lawn is very clear over and over again. i mean a position on the wrong depending upon them during the evening. by the bnp spokesperson following their political committee meeting hope your weekend and it was a kid that was the unanimous decision by the coalition. so this is not a surprise at all and silk and that the opposition is under huge pressure from the west but dissipated you see it as amusing airlines imitation as an excuse. it. i don't believe it to be an excuse for the hearing national coalition on the contrary i think it'd be united nations report that he and the difficult position yes the united nations chief office that he had assurances from iraq's foreign minister to their respective i would play a constructive role. yes that is part of it is a daring states. i mean if he didn't see any nodded. they don't want clear declaration for the one thing that is that she's the one i know why his team is re
Al Jazeera America
Jan 22, 2014 1:00pm EST
.s. calling for an investigation just like the united nations, human rights groups called for an investigation if into this. this is a significant step, and kerry raising that and talking about those photos, as we just saw are absolutely horrific. we'll put the ball forward on this. we'll put more pressure on president bashar al-assad and the things he is alleged to have done to these protesters. this just goes on with what kerry is trying to do. he's trying to create an international consensus to isolate assad, and this rhetoric, and saying what assad is and calling assad a war criminal. it goes to show how much the u.s. is trying to isolate him and step up the game, if you will, for lack of any military pressure on assad, trying to create more political pressure and legal pressure on assad. if the u.n. does go forward with that investigation we can be sure we'll be talking about these allegations of torture, whether or not they're true or not, but the fact that we were talking about them, that means that will isolate assad, more people will see him in a certain way, and that's exactly what t
Al Jazeera America
Jan 20, 2014 8:00pm EST
siegenthaler in new york. iran uninvited after pressure from the us. the united nations does a 180. at the same time, sanctions ease. the u.s. and europeans take some of the economic pressure off of iran after that country begins to unplug some of its nuclear programs. >> do you drink the water? >> occasionally. >> reaction to west virginia's coal mine chemical spill puts the governor in the spotlight. >>> plus the legacy of dr. martin luther king, the celebrations of his life across the country, as americans keep his dream alive. ♪ >>> and we begin tonight with a diplomatic drama over talks to end syria's civil war. the question, who should be invited to participate in those talks? the answer from the united nations today, not iran. here is how it unfolded. the u.s. said iran should not participate unless the iranians agreed to certain conditions. iran refused, and the un withdrew his invitation. john terrett joins us tonight from the ushsn. why did the un make this decision? >> what a day of draw, john. it all goes back to yesterday, sunday when ban ki-moon extended the list to include the
Al Jazeera America
Jan 18, 2014 5:00am EST
the world. regardless of their nationality should know that the united states is not spying on ordinary people who don't threaten our national security. >> for americans there are few changes. if the federal bureau of investigation wants to contact my credit card company. they may have to tell me they have done that. when it comes to cell phone records, they have to store the data but they might have to keep it outside the government. if they search the records they'll ask a court, a court this didn't reject a request in 2012. for many outside of the white house, it is not enough. >> he didn't go far enough or embrace all the recommendations that his review group made. he took a narrow tack. >> before the criticism, the president sounded a defensive tone. >> no one expect china to have an open debate about the surveillance programs, or russia to take privacy concerns of citizens in other places into act. >> the debate is not over. congress has to approve the changes and may go further than the president. and the supreme court still has to decide if the domestic spy is constitutional. as
Al Jazeera America
Jan 20, 2014 2:00pm EST
luther king day gatherings in the country. >> there could be an about-face with the united nations concerning iran in the syrian peace talks. the u.n. now expects the u.s. to withdraw the are invitation to iran, expected to begin wednesday. john tret is in iran and ban ki-moon's invitation causing controversy. >> that's putting it mildly. backed by other governments around the world, u.s. including britain and saudi arabia, very unhappy that the secretary-general of the u.n, ban ki-moon, has invited iran to peace talks on wednesday. promised that they will come with a positive attitude, no preconditions but the united states has said look they haven't publicly signed up with the communique of geneva 1 that these talks will create a icial traditional national governmen government -- transitional interim government. here is the u.s. ambassador to the united nations. samantha power. >> as of this morning, iran has still to demonstrate its willingness to explicitly and publiclpubliclypublicly subscrie communique. that is a minimum are are prerequisite to the process. >> he speaks for t
Al Jazeera America
Jan 22, 2014 12:30pm EST
at anytime other than at the united nations itself, a very significant gathering of ministers who took the time to come, and all suggest together how this must end; that it has to have an inclusive syria, where every citizen can live in dignity, lead by a government that the people of syria empower with their consent. so the fact that 40 countries and organizations came here from near and far, from asia, from south central asia, from europe, america, from the north american can't tent, from latin america, africa, north and south, all came, united in support of the syrian people, in support of their hopes for the future of syria, and in support of the geneva communique which does one thing that is of great significance. it recognizes that a political transition is the only way to go, and that the political transition required under geneva 12 is a transition government with full executive authority by mutual consent. every entity here today with one exception talked about that, and embraced the geneva 1 communique. it is significant that all of the other countries, but that one, came her
Jan 15, 2014 5:00am PST
happens tonight when they cast their ballot. gathering on the back of the united nations record appeal, with the war in syria, we have the latest. first we have which like from paris.
Al Jazeera America
Jan 15, 2014 12:00pm EST
report out of the united nations due out tomorrow. >> reporter: peter saunders was a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of his catholic priest at school, so was his brother mike. peter runs an organization helping other survivors. >> most survivors are not particularly interested in compensation. they are interested in seeing change. they are interested in knowing that what .hahhed to them is not going to happen to future generations. having said that, compensation, i think is entirely appropriate, when it comes to people whose life -- whose childhoods have been stolen. >> reporter: the vatican has a new pope. he's popular and he has made some big promises. he wants openness and a new transparency even on this toxic issue. he set up a new committee of its own to look into it. thursday's appearance before the un is overdue, the extent to which they engage seriously with the un will be a test of francis's papacy and whether he can deliver on the issue of sexual abuse and allegations of cover up. a new report details how widespread the abuse has been. the authors have little optimism th
Al Jazeera America
Jan 15, 2014 5:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america. i'm tony. >> tomorrow the vatican sits down with the united nations to discuss the decision of child abuse i in the catholic church. >>> the budgets bill spending bill passed, and now the bill moves to the senate for a vote later this week. >>> president obama is in raleigh, north carolina, where he unveiled th the economy. >>> the report on the attack of bengahzi could have been prevented. security officials ignored warnings about threats to american personnel. the ambassador to libya was one of those killed in the attack. >>> and the united states is renewing the image to help syrians affected by the war. the united nations said $2.4 billion has been raised so far. those are the headlines. i'm tony harris. those are the headlines for this news hour. inside story is next for al jazeera america. >> riding on that information super highway. it turns out there are fast and slow lanes. new rules which means you may have to pay for the quickest ride on inside story. hello, i'm ray suarez. put a plug in a wall socket. electricity powers and appliance. ther
Al Jazeera America
Jan 17, 2014 3:00am EST
. >>> the united nations is warning to act now to avoid a genocide in center african republic. more than a thousand people were killed last month in attacks against rival groups. >>> and rahul gandhi will run for congress. several opinion polls predict defeat. >>> an u.n. human rights officer has told al jazeera that parts of south sudan have been reduced to ghost towns. thousands have died in weeks of fighting between government forces and rebels loyal to former vice president riek machar. >> i can confirm that both sides were involved with atrocities, and they're punishable under international law. there certainly would be differences in atrocities, but again, i'm just returning from beniu and bor. they are ghost towns. bentiu, there is no bentiu any more. when we were passing by we were passing by unburied bodies, and just driving from bentiu, we saw 15 to 20 bodies. we didn't go look into houses. we didn't look for bodies but they are there. >> well, the violence has forced thousands to flee. aid works say 80% of the refugees crossing south sudan into kenya are children. many are making the tri
FOX News
Jan 19, 2014 7:00am PST
american who was working for the charity of the united nations, unicef. >> to the battle against al qaeda, linked militants in iraq, the military and tribal militias are launching offenses in the western anvar province. they are controlling more territory as they wage the series of bloody attacks. it's so desperate that the government is appealing for more advanced weapons from the united states. you may remember the incredible sacrifices. who can forget what our troops did in liberating anvar early on in the iraq war. they may be getting back in. >> staying in the middle east, tomorrow is the deadline to deal with iran. it is a pivotal moment. 24 hours from now. they reached as you know with the u.s. and other power. the team from the un's watch dog, they are on the ground in iran right now. they are getting ready to make sure that tehran lives up to their side of the bargain. this deal already faces a lot of skepticism. there is a push for new sanctions if iran does not uphold the agreement. the other issue, growing demands to see the fine print over what was agreed to in the first plac
Jan 19, 2014 12:30pm PST
also we actually do not represent any country or the un itself. as compost united nations sanctions which before my break. back then there was more to open the mantra for people to portland to its civil society group. then there is no seems very conscious that theory to live with if you're going to be part of the station like this or other activists so i think. maybe in those days immediately after the second world war was a very strong push in some countries are a number of countries. to support the idea of the pickle ball into teague would not prevent us from future wars. support strengthening our job on all the documents. it's true i'm in some organizations local darwin admission another deal going on. i'm a very small regard to the states. know ye people of both more cautious now but the same time asking them what the kids some people can just put some on each organization. i want to work for children i will support whatever item of lights with the mindset that this was more competition on many many more details. i looked through some of your documents in a scene like you so wit
Al Jazeera America
Jan 20, 2014 2:00am EST
peace talks are thrown into uncertainty after the united nations unexpectedly invites iran to participate, despite u.s. objections. >> the president of ukraine calls for talks with opposition leaders after clashes across kiev between protesters and police. after more than two years of sleep in pace, europe's rosetta probe is waking up for an outside of this world position - it will attempt to trace down and land on a comet. >> it's a free play. into the end zone... >> and the super bowl is set. the n.f.l.'s top two teams, the dongo, and the seattle seahawks punched their games into the big apple. >> hi there everyone, and welcome to al jazeera. i'm thomas drayton. we begin with the upcoming syrian peace talks, in danger of ending before they start. on sunday the united nations invited iran to participate in the conference set to take place this week in switzerland. that invitation affects syrian opposition groups, threatening to pull out of the talks. they want iran's invitation to be rescrinded unless the current president steps down. >> the last few days have seen intense
Al Jazeera America
Jan 17, 2014 10:00am EST
. the united nations is warning the international community to act now to avoid a genocide in central african republican. the violence has displayed more than a million people, some seeking refuge at the bangei international airport. >> reporter: welcome to the airport where some of the people are in power are in a real juxtaposition. an american plane taxis in. on board the first contingent of rwanda soldiers. they have a reputation of some of africas toughest soldiers, but the peace keeping force appears far too small for the task at hand. on the other side of the fence, the aid is beginning to flow. in this camp everyone is christian, driven by their homes by the muslim-lead selica militia. the real challenge is to convince people to go home, and we're not seeing significant signs that that is happening yet. for now, these people feel it's simply too dapg rows for them to return to their neighborhoods. better toly here in squaller than to be shot? their own homes. >> conditions here are deplorable. this is not a -- a good healthy environment, particularly for the children that we see in t
Jan 17, 2014 7:45pm EST
regime believes his position is stronger than ever. in his letter to the united nations this eerie and foreign minister minister will be leaving the debt delegation to geneva ii suggest the purpose of going to geneva ii us to fight terrorism and not discuss the political transition in effect he says some points in the invitation the syrian government received from the u.n. are quote in conflict with the legal and political position of the state of syria. sir my question is how can you expect to make progress toward a political transition at geneva ii it the assad governmengovernmen t does not even accept the purpose of the conference which is what it suggests? have you been in contact with a searing government over the past 24 hours to obtain an insurance that accepts the purpose of the meeting and doesn't the syrian foreign foreign minister's writeup mean that more pressure needs to be brought to bear on the assad government in order to make what akel headway? thank you. >> thank you very much michael. yesterday i addressed directly to revisionism of the syrian regime in its effor
Al Jazeera America
Jan 20, 2014 10:00pm EST
coalition welcomes the decision of the secretary-general of the united nations. >> a video released over the weekend repeats a threat against the upcoming olympic games in soichy. >> what are the threats, who do we need to worry about? >> i don't think i would send my family. >> we begin with allegations of political payback and bullying by embattled governor chris christie. a mayor of hoboken claims that christy planned to withhold aid to her city if she goodnight -- did not approve a project. >> i remember saying i received a direct threat from the governor of the state of new jersey. the lieutenant governor came to hoboken and said "i know it's not rite, i know it shouldn't be connected and if you tell anyone, i'll deny it." >> the allegation was denied. >> mayor zimmer's version of our conversation in may of 2013 is not only false, but is illogical and does not withstand scrutiny when all of the facts are examined. any suggestion that sandy funds were tied to the approval of any project in new jersey is completely false. >> we are joined by chris inkle. he is the author and writes a
Jan 21, 2014 11:00am PST
the city after she bought the protected against rocket attack. as you. united nations secretary general want to move on to you or twenty per week through a copper wire frame to attend syria peace negotiations after tehran declared it does not support the june two thousand and twelve political transition beyond that is the basis for that all been said earlier the diagrams statement that he did not support the two thousand and twelve gb big deal calling for a transitional government for syria was not consistent with adjourned to give been given by iran's foreign minister muhammad job on the reef the peace talks due to be held in switzerland are being billed as the biggest diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving serious civil war iran's participation has always been a contentious issue the united states and saudi arabia strongly of poems tehran's involvement without its acceptance of the geneva communique united nations has long said. i planted the seed at the table by . i knew the routine use of june more. the mean machine each topic. most of them are in china. brandon were determined and d
Jan 21, 2014 5:00pm EST
recognized as a refugee. there is one ref -- one inequality -- >> who determines that? >> the united nations. it is a technical term that if you leave your country for fear of persecution, that makes you a refugee. there were about 16 million of them last year. internally displaced, 27 million. that is i you get the figure of 43 million. i'm afraid lester was a record. one every 1.43 seconds. towas founded by einstein help victims of interstate wars. fewer wars between states today, but more refugees. a thesisou developed for why this exists? >> i think there are two or three elements. first, there is the scale of civil conflict. it is undoubtedly driving refugee flow. above all, religious-ethnic division drives it. poverty is part of the cocktail. thirdly, a new category is people who are moving to the -- as a resource stress. the livestockof or wiped out by a drought. you have resource stress driving people along with the more traditional causes of civil war. another point is worth making. to the extent of the west, countries like ours are looking inwards rather than outwards to the extent
Jan 20, 2014 6:30pm PST
inch. ever since it was ousted from the war torn nation into college and one for united nations stuff and the imf still it is indeed even a contest on the monitor thirteen fourteen is good the victims included americans britons and canadians. it didn't strike is seen as an aid to the scene to the need to insights last week. it is getting the gun back to him between insurgents and american forces before said innovative things to bob's son of god comes down to secure the t cullen said the tuesday by president common sight on sunday up useful intelligence services are being behind the date the attack. the mystery surrounding the death of sin and the push that the wife of india's junior education minister shashi two seems to be deepening. the autopsy with water for skywest the magic of the magistrate on monday don't assign me to sign on the push. it looks less obtuse the magistrates on tuesday and in knots and afternoon daily the management team hundred of the presence of god in which hezbollah. my name's not asking you these in portland. on sunday it had however and fondue is often hard
Jan 17, 2014 5:30am PST
are the headlines this afternoon. we are also going to be hearing -- for the national security agency in the united states. they're set to modify the bulk data programs. the judicial fighting is required before the database is queried. that is according to senior official sources this morning. close toas collected 200 million text messages per day. we are going to be talking about that with an international specialist in just a moment. our med headline -- our main headline this afternoon, the french president has spoken about the situation in the central african republic. he said it was heading toward peace even though the security situation was still too fragile. he had to say to the diplomatic corps. fresh revelations today a week on from the revelations of his alleged affair with a french actress. he suggests that affair could have lasted for two years. herbert has been covering today's address and is there now. thank you for joining us. that theen a week various appearances have been overshadowed by the row. >> what love affair? if you are listening to his was absolutely no mention of his priva
Jan 22, 2014 6:00am EST
of united nations security council which would then lead to north korea's second test. after the diplomatic dust settled and the special representative went there in 2009, in 2010, north korea turned its attention toward the republic of korea, toward the south. in 2010, as everybody remembers, we had the sinking of the rok corvette and the shelling of the island literally under one hour after i had flown over it with ambassador bosworth on her way to china to talk about the north's uranium enrichment program. in three lessons -- three lessons emerge from these two years. on the security side, when you think about the events of nuclear test missile launch, the sinking of a navy vessel, the shelling of an island -- the alliance demonstrated its alliance and grew stronger. deterrents were secured. process, south koreans and people in the region were reassured in large part because of the strength of the relationship of the alliance. we responded to these events. the lesson on the diplomacy side just began to emerge. for the first time in many years, the traditional cycle of provoke, rushed bac
FOX Business
Jan 20, 2014 10:00pm EST
talks alive just two days before they are seduled to begin in stzerland, at issue. united nations lt minute invitation to iran to join the talks. that has been withdrawn, by secretarsecretary-general of und nations, that upset to say the least the uted states, syrian opposition, and saudi arabia. iran's well one of iran's regional rivals, and african president karzai -- afghan president karzai issued new demands if he is to sign a security deal, among his new demand that u.s. no longer carry ou military operations or airstrikes in his country, andd@ resume peace talks with the taliban, which would raise the question, why would our troops there be? the iranian nuclear deal taking effect today with world powers, and the white house promising to begin easing sanctions in return for cutting the enrichment of uranium, iran will be able to retrieve over 4 billion in oil revenue frozen overseas, and resume trade in petro chemicals and gold and other precious medals. joining us, former pentagon official, fox institution news analyst ktmcfarland, first to extends an invitation gain the wishes
Al Jazeera America
Jan 17, 2014 5:00am EST
, australia is feeling the heat and relief on its way in melvin. united nations warned the international community to act now to avoid genicide in the central african republic and more than a thousand killed in attacks by rival christian and muslim groups in the capitol last month. >> it's all the elements that we have seen elsewhere in places like rowanda and bosnia and the elements are there, the seeds are there for a genicide. there is no question about that. the consequences will be dramatic if we don't act immediately and effectively but equally, equally if we do act immediately and effectively we can actually turn the corner here. >> reporter: well, the violence displaced more than a million people, 100,000 of them are taking refuge at bongi airport and barnibie reports. >> reporter: welcome to the airport and military and people are in a real juxt position and an american plane taxis to the camps and on board the first contingent of soldiers to join peace keepers here and they have a reputation of some of the toughest soldiers and more will arrive in the coming days and even wit
Al Jazeera America
Jan 19, 2014 11:00pm EST
started. just hours ago the united nations invited iran to the conference in switzerland but that upset syrian rebels who are threatening to pull out. the united nations wants the invitation suspended until it agrees that syria's president steps down. >>> shuttled diplomacy over syria. this was moscow last thursday. a meeting of friends and allies. russian hosting the iranian and syrian foreign ministers. the man from teheran that his -- making clear that his country was ready to go. the u.n. secretary-general made this announce. >> pledged that iran would play a positive and constructive roll in montreul. therefore as convenor and host of the conference i have issued an invitation for iran to participate. >> no sooner than that statement was made than it was greeted from the syrian national, confirming the snc decision to withdraw from the conference unless iran's violation was resinted. in istanbul, would talk to representatives of the syrian government under u.n. auspices. >> an absolutely majority voted for going to the negotiating table. and of course we are all aware that the regi
Al Jazeera America
Jan 21, 2014 1:00am EST
back as the saga conditions. >> a great book, bob. >> coming up, syria, roib and the united nations - -- iran and the united nations why a conflict among the three could hold millions of lives in the balance. terror tapes brings russia's ability to secure the olympics into question. our special producer is tracking stop stories. >> attorneys in south carrio slina found evidence that may clear a black teenager executed 17 years ago. what do you think: real reporting that brings you the world. giving you a real global perspective like no other can. real reporting from around the world. this is what we do. al jazeera america. >> is syria's best hope for peace since the violent conflict began falling apart in a public way. with peace talks to begin in switzerland on wednesday, u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon announced he had invited iran. after an outcry from the u.s., saudi arabia, and the syrian opposition, he rescinded the invitation. will the peace talks survive this controversy days before the talks were slated to begin. joining us is p.j. crowley, former secretary of state for
Jan 15, 2014 5:30am PST
when they cast their ballot. gathering on the back of the united nations record appeal, with the war in syria, we have the latest. first we have which like from paris. ♪ in thes also coming up half hour, another alleged gang rape in india, putting the spotlight on violence against women in the country. we will have the latest. and in sports, the seven finals of the french football league. we start with the reaction to the residence much anticipated press conference on tuesday. gave a lengthyde speech outlining the direction of government policy but refused to answer questions on his alleged affair. he said he would confirm with the first lady before the trip to washington planned for february 11. let's check in. >> each individual through his or her private life goes to difficult areas. as is the case at the moment. we are going to painful moments. but i abide by one principle. the private affairs should be handled privately. we must be respectful. this is not the time or the place to do so. >> a little while ago i was more ony someone with the reaction to the predicament. >> let's
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Jan 15, 2014 3:00pm EST
widespread the problem is, and the vatican sits down with with the united nations to discuss the situation. >>> today congress will be voting on the budget deal announced last month. the spending measure is expected to pass the house later this afternoon. the senate is due to vote on the bill later on this week. president obama is in raleigh, north carolina, where he unveiled his plan to boost the economy. the president named raleigh one of the newest high tech manufacturing hubs in the country. the attack on th bengahzi could have been avoided. the u.s. ambassador to libya was one of four americans killed in the attack, and the united states is anewing an additional pledge to the humanitarian aid tfor those effected by the syrin war. talk to al jazeera is next on al jazeera america. >> everything that we thought about the messiah was wrong. >> america attacked canada and canada chose to fight a guerilla war in response, you should put your money on canada. >> on "talk to al jazeera" you have heard riveting stories. >> i had many talks with nelson mandela. i never heard him say he was grat
Jan 15, 2014 2:30pm PST
by the crisis neighboring syria, but the united nations secretary general said half of the population urgently needs humanitarian help. he spoke in kuwait when the un was making its biggest ever appeal for a single crisis asking for $6.5 billion. emily buchanan has this report. growing desperation has brought these foreign minister's to kuwait. they came a year ago but now the humanitarian crisis has escalated and much more money is needed. >> it is much higher than the response. be some there will response and more money will be called in. >> semipermanent cities have grown up outside syria for the countries refugees. this one is in jordan. they have announced more large donations and the uk promised another $160 million. in some besieged areas, people are thought to be dying of malnutrition. delivering aid is almost impossible. one un official described how hard it was to reach a refugee camp. >> we were given a bulldozer to go in front. there was a firefight and direct gunfire on this bulldozer. meant that the convoy had to turn around and come back. there were 10,000 polio vaccines and six
Jan 16, 2014 3:59pm PST
. >> they have been trapped here for a month. civilians packed inside a united nations compound, the conflict taking on a bitterly ethnic dime engine. >> a younger generation is trying to cling on to something. , they are aol exams little old. that is because they have been disrupted by past conflicts. >> [indiscernible] i don't know how to feel about it. >> does it make it difficult to concentrate? >> very difficult. some brought their books but it is not enough for us. >> do you think the war will end soon? >> i don't think it will last long. that optimism does not extend to other parts of south sudan. school exams are hardly a priority. >> without access to food, shelter, or sanitation. is our plea. [indiscernible] >> across this country is not so encouraging. they are missing out on an education. >> a heat wave is continuing in the southern states of australia. the extreme weather conditions have sparked wildfires were temperatures reached 44 degrees celsius. open hashe australian been put on hold. weeding the list were gravity and american hustle. were surprises in the best acting catego
to be ruled by france and that the united nations has a right to rule us and for just that reason, nobody should think that we ought to be ruled by people that have been dead for to under 50 years and whose country is not any more. paradoxically, the most important three words in the constitution, we the people are actually violating by obsessive obedience to the constitution. what the people means is we've the living people, and getting rid of our obsession with zero being the document written by people who are dead is the beginning of reclaiming the country. >> host: what about the amendment process. why can't we use that for the constitution? >> guest: it's not only the oldest in the orld but it is also the most difficult to amend that requires a two-thirds vote followed by ratifications in the state legislatures. that means that a tiny number of citizens from one-fourth of the least populous states in the country can block an amendment and as a practical matter it means many of the issues mentioned are possible to amend. for example there is just no way that the senate would permit an
Jan 19, 2014 11:30pm PST
converse one of the dead and the united nations said he'll fit style for his asthma. are you upset on the end of conduct and teetered minister said between thirteen and fifteen people and was the flooding as a kid but then that's not a teaspoon on dvd tuesday. i bought spokesman said. it was cute when children matched its employed in the forty ministry said it could not confirm that tillman swing vote. state department spokeswoman jane sutton said none of the dead included us embassy stuff in common playing them or go home with much and i didn't see a thing of the dome of the novel the children listening to them. two days shooting of pc dinner time on friday evening they expect its income went in to eat out. the jv what if i do too much eat the street or so houses in the new baby of cons and business beetroot the attack comes as more swollen forces of good things to be the finest on tcm after more den in de quito for the coolest eu tax. some two hundred of august ryan seacrest and the support the stage at three k box proof that it starts to protest the gyms refusal to grant he can
Jan 21, 2014 2:00am PST
us, controversial inflight, international uproar over crucial peace talks. did the united nations bungle this delicate situation? >>> and caught on tape, a man survives an avalanche while filming it on his helmet cam. find out what he says about the ordeal. farmer: hello, i'm an idaho potato farmer. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? ♪ [ male announcer ] a car that is able to see, to calculate, to think -- and can respond to what it encounters. ♪ even if that means completely stopping itself. it's the stuff of science fiction... minus the fiction. the 2014 e-class. see your authorized dealer for exceptional offers through mercedes-benz financial services. when i'm training, i always listen to music. for the gym, it's hip-hop. for cross-country, classical. and for jumps, i need something...special. so i use my citi thanky
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Jan 21, 2014 6:00am EST
will not be taking part in upcoming syrian peace talks, why the united nations pulled the plug and the last-minute implication and the implication it could have on the talks. chaos increasing in the ukraine and demands from protests clashing with riot police in the streets. how delay in education is effecting students in one african nation. ♪ another round of bone-chilling cold and snow is set to arrive today in the midwest and northeast, temperatures are expected to go well below zero in minnesota and wi and michigan and up state new york are expected to see the worst of it with sub zero temperatures and feel the freeze as far south as florida. in washington dc where 8"s could fall all federal offices are closed and welcome to al jazeera america, i'm stephanie sy, the cold air won't be as dangerous as the blast we had a few weeks ago but many may feel some of the very same effects. >> two weeks after dangerously cold hit the nation a new wave of air is making a come back and temperatures will plummet to below zero in 11 states starting today through friday. with that cold scenes like thi
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Jan 20, 2014 1:30am EST
are thrown into uncertainty after the united nations unexpectedly invites iran to participate, despite u.s. objections. >> the president of ukraine calls for talks with opposition leaders after clashes across kiev between protesters and police. after more than two years of sleep in pace, europe's rosetta probe is waking up for an outside of this world position - it will attempt to trace down and land
Jan 21, 2014 5:30am PST
government. cctv is nick harper has. the showdown is starting on sunday evening when united nations sexy general by the mayor said he invited ten additional comfort to the peace talks and one of them was iran. as i have said the pay tv. i believe strongly that iraq needs to be part of the solution to the scene in crisis. the sick the generals said he's been given assurances from senior iranian officials. iran would support the main aim of the geneva to talks mainly to set up a new transitional government. the condition that was laid out in the geneva won agreements that the us state department was not convinced and alston said the general's decision to invite iran saying in a statement. we remain deeply concerned about the wrongs contributions is sought regime's brutal campaign against its own people. if iran does not fully and publicly accept the job picking the nikkei invitation must be rescinded. so with the u s urging the un to un invite iran. key members of the syrian opposition threatening to pull out the sink the general was said to be caught allegedly considering his options. but
Jan 17, 2014 2:30pm PST
the world, regardless of their nationality, should know the united states is not spying on ordinary people who do not threaten our national security. we take their privacy concerns into account in our policies and procedures. this applies to foreign leaders as well. has ordered obama that spying on friendly foreign leaders should stop unless there is a compelling national security purpose. he has instructed the privacy of people at home and abroad should be treated with dignity and respect, and he will appoint an official responsible for civil liberties to work with agencies. the fate of the huge intelligence trawl exposed by edward snowden is far from clear. the president said the collection of bulk data must continue but not in its present form. there will be some curbs and report on a new way forward in 60 days time. then congress will vote. some are wary of change. >> we could take steps that if not carefully carried out could limit the flexibility and agility and speed with which we can detect and process intelligence material in order to prevent attacks, in order to disrupt terrorist
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Jan 18, 2014 2:00am EST
is people around the world, regardless of nationality should know that the united states is not spying on ordinary people who do not threaten national security. we take their privacy concerns into account. >> there are few changes, if the fbi wants to contact my credit card company, eventually they will keep it outside the government. if they want to search, they'll have to ask a court, a court that didn't reject a request in 2012. for many outside the white house, that's not enough. >> they didn't go far enough or deal with recommendations made. he took a narrow tact. >> the president sounded a defensives tone. >> no one expect china to have an open debate about their surveillance programs, or russia to take privacy concerns of citizens in other places into account. >> the debate is not over. congress has to approve the changes and may go further than the president. and the supreme court has to decide if domestic satisfying is constitutional. as evidenced by the size and scale of the protests, so far they are not facing much pressure to change his decision. >> the president said the n
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Jan 20, 2014 10:00am EST
of collapse. an invitation for the united und nations to attend. it appears that the u.s. is trying to apply conditions. we have reports from tehran. >> ban ki-moon has finally invited iran to the party. a year and a half after the first syrian meeting in geneva. >> as convener as host of the conference i have decided to issue an invitation for iran to participate. >> reporter: russia' >> australia, indonesia, and many others. if there is no iran in this list then i think the peace talks will resemble a hypocrisy. >> reporter: but will iran attend? only if there are no pre-conditions. that means no requirement to remove bashar al-assad from power. crucially iran hasn't agreed to one main step outlined in the geneva communique from 2012 that a transitional governing body must be established with full executive powers and and will allow essential humanitarian aid to be delivered to affected areas. >> it is a sensitive issue and it will be continued for three years because some insist on a military issue. the main problem is extremism and sectarianism. >> reporter: they made those comments afte
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